In a new interview with Pitchfork, Budden explains that he doesn’t want to start beef, he just wants to reignite the “uninspired” Toronto MC.

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first met Drake in person in 2009, when Drake was a guest on his web series “Joe Budden TV.” On the episode, a nascent Drizzy talks about wanting to stay away from beef. The YouTube description for that video still reads “if u couldn’t tell by now, i support this dude whole heartedly…. as it turns out, he doesn’t plan on dissing any1 anytime soon…” Seven years later, a shortlist of rappers with whom Drake has clashed includes Common, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill… and, recently, Budden himself.

Budden has now responded with “Making a Murderer (Part 1),” a new track that isn’t meant to fan the flames of the beef, Budden tells Pitchfork, but rather to show Drake what competitive hip-hop is really about. (It also samples the 2009 episode. Read the lyrics here.)

In addition to Drake, “Making a Murderer” targets Meek Mill and alludes to past conflict with Jay Z. He calls out VIEWS and even riffs on a strange 2010 Sprite commercial where Drake’s face comes apart like a cyborg. It’s part of a larger plan to bring back competitive hip-hop.